Where is everybody?

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So the powers that be in the newsroom decide they want me to see what’s happening in Bellflower for the Fourth of July (actually the 3rd.) and I get sent to this carnival. The rides opened at 11 A.M. – well, it’s 4:30 P.M. in this picture and there is nobody here – maybe it was too hot… or maybe Bellflourdians don’t like carnivals.